Kitchen Sinks and Faucets
If you are planning on remodeling your bathrooms or master bath, new countertops are a necessity.Many times you can keep or refurbish existing cabinets, and only replace the countertops. Upon doing so, youshould always replace your sink and faucet hardware at the same time. You can easily find inexpensive sinks and faucets that will greatly add value and appeal to your bathroom, and these items should never be overlooked.
Types of Kitchen Sinks
Kitchen sinks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and materials. Depending on the type of countertops that you have, your choice of sinks may vary. Stainless steel sinks are very popular, and come in many varieties. Undermount sinks are best suited for granite and natural stone counter tops. dWe will also install sink accessories like garbage disposals and water sprayers that utilize kitchen sinks.
Stainless Steel Trough, 50/50 and 60/40 sinks are (respectively) one large single compartment, evenly split compartments or 60%/40% split compartments. Stainless steel sinks are common in many kitchens, though we can provide alternate materials. Please contact us for a quote.
Undermount sinks are commonly used when counters are placed with natural stone or similar materials. Undermount sinks are delicately attached beneath the counter surface, giving the feel and appearance of a deeper sink and provide more room for hand washing and water access under the faucet. Be sure that any sink you install has emergency drainage in case a faucet is left on accidentally.
Pedestal sinks are normally molded as a single piece, and include the pedestal that the sink sits on. These style sinks are great for smaller spaces, like half-baths, and are usually easy to clean and maintain.
Though they may appear similar, kitchen faucets are primarily made up of four different types. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and we will address each below. The first three (ball, disc and cartridge) are all types of washer-less faucets since they do not use rubber or neoprene washers. The latter (compression) is very much your basic washer faucet.
- Ball Faucets are identifiable by their single handle which moves over a rounded ball shaped cap right above the base of the faucet spout.
- Ceramic Disc Faucets are the latest development in modern faucet technology. They are identifiable by their single lever over a wide cylindrical body.
- Single Handle Cartridge Faucets operate with a movable stem cartridge that moves up and down to regulate flow. They are identifiable more by how they feel when they operate than how they look
- Compression Faucets are identifiable by their separate hot and cold water handles and their action requiring you to tighten the handles down to close off the water flow.